Disappointed with the sudden decision of pacer Mohammad Amir to retire from Test cricket, former legendary pacer of Pakistan Wasim Akram has said that it is too early a age for retirement.
Wasim Akram taking to his official twitter handle said that Mohammad Amir shouldn’t have announced his retirement from Test cricket so early as that is when a fast bowlers peaks.
“To me Mohammad Amir retiring from Test cricket is a bit surprising because you peak at 27-28 and Test cricket is where you are judged against the best, it’s the ultimate format,” Wasim Akram tweeted.
The swing of sultan said that Pakistan will need Amir in the upcoming two Tests in Australia (November-December) and then in the Test series in England (slated for next year).
Former skipper Ramiz Raja also backed Akram’s words and tweeted, “Amir white flagging Test Cricket at 27 is disappointing. Besides being dismissive of the greatest format that makes stars & legends his decision is clearly not in in line with the needs of Pak ckt which is desperately looking to reboot test cricket. Was time to repay & not eject. (sic.)”
On Friday, Mohammad Amir bid announced his retirement from to Test cricket, saying he wants to focus on white-ball cricket for Pakistan.
The left-arm pacer, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009, featured in 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47.